Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Discussion in 'General Apps' started by BoraMurdar, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2012
    Doctor of medicine
    Windows 10
    Screenshots are a very handy way to show someone what you can see on your display, but on their own, they only tell part of the story. When you share that screenshot, the chances are you'll still have to explain its relevance - but Microsoft is aiming to streamline this whole process with a new tool from its Office team.

    Microsoft Snip is available now as a beta release - and given that this is preview software, you should expect to encounter bugs and issues with it along the way.

    Source: Microsoft Snip via The Verge
  2. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
    Windows 10
    Snip (Preview) is inspired by the theme of current Windows 10. I am running on Windows 8.1, the default actions are to run on start, and replace the PrintScreen function. It does not affect Alt+PrtScr.

    The toolbar sits at the top center of the screen, and drops down with a mouse hover. You can Take a Snip, Open Whiteboard, or Camera, with a smaller icon to access the Library.

    There is also an icon in the system tray, with similar options and an Exit. As shown below, I used the Print Screen button which allows for an snip of the screen, with window-detection. A zoomed bubble appears for better accuracy, as such:

    Right-click from system tray

    Settings for Microsoft Snip (Preview).
    New Whiteboard
    Toggle the title commands on/off using [...].

    Capture of Firefox using window-detection.
    New Photo
    Select an attached webcam to take a screen capture.

    This appeared after closing the New Photo, as my webcam is disabled.
    No noticeable drag on performance.
    Microsoft Snip is still Preview/BETA.
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